Job Descriptions: Less is More

Shorter job posts receive 8.4% more applications per view than average

Candidates usually don’t want to read a novel when they click your job post. Most will spend just 14 seconds deciding whether or not to apply, so it’s important to make your posts easily scannable.

That explains why short job posts (1-300 words)tend to do much better than medium (301-600 words) or long (601+ words) ones—convincing candidates to apply 8.4% more often than average.

Concise posts help keep the most important information top-of-mind for candidates. They’re also easy to scan on any device—perfect for those job-hunting on their phone while standing in line at the grocery store.

Source: the Linkedin blog

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